Coming off of a strong win over Notre Dame (2-4) last weekend, the Wildcats are confident going into Friday’s competition at home against Milwaukee (1-4, 0-3 Horizon League).
Coach Jarod Schroeder said he might not run the Cats’ best lineup against Milwaukee.
“They are a very good team, but I think we’ve got a little bit more depth than them,” Schroeder said. “I’m going to try to put some guys in positions where we can win some events and hopefully send the seniors out with a bang.”
The meet will mark NU’s annual senior day and last home meet for this class of swimmers.
Schroeder said he wants to challenge his seniors to step up during the meet.
After four years of swimming for the Cats, senior William Rosler has mixed feelings about the upcoming contest.
“I’m excited to swim at home one last time,” Rosler said. “It’s a little bittersweet of course, because it’s the last meet and everything. I’m a little sad about that.”
In addition to Rosler, the other five seniors to be honored are John Andrade, Uula Auren, Mark Ferguson, Aaron Sears and Andrew Seitz. The meet will be preceded by a senior day ceremony starting about 15 minutes before the first event.
Schroeder hinted at a possible change in the line-up to add to the excitement of senior day.
“You know, I just might make a senior relay at the end,” Schroeder said. “I’m not sure yet how we’re going to approach that, but I want to give them an opportunity to have their day and let them kind of go out on their own terms for their meets here at Northwestern.”
Despite it being the last home competition of the season for the Cats, they’re going into Friday with the same mindset as for previous meets.
“I’m excited as always,” Rosler said. “We’re approaching it the same as the other meets and I think it should be a good one.”
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